The Clover Egg was given by Tsar
Nicholas II to his wife, the Empress Alexandra,
for Easter 1902. It has remained in Russia
continuously, never having having been sold
by the government. When the Egg was confiscated
by the Bolsheviks in the course of the Revolution,
the original surprise went missing and has
never been recovered. It was a series of picture
frames in the shape of a four leaf clover and
held photographs of the family.
Although done in Limoges porcelain this Egg
is designed to replicate the feeling of the
Imperial Clover Egg which is actually done
in the plique-a-jour technique. Here they have
painted a melange of clovers over the entire
Egg. Open the Egg and there on the plinth is
a four leaf clover pavéd with Austrian
This egg would make a marvelous St. Patrick's
Our price: $450.00.
Note: If you are interested in seeing the
Egg that is actually done in plique-a-jour
it can be seen in the Imperial
It is the only Egg that is done in this manner.